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From Yann Ylavic <>
Subject Re: buckets across threads - question
Date Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:14:46 GMT
Hi Stefan,

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Stefan Eissing
<> wrote:
> Looking at the code in httpd, mpm_worker and mpm_event seem to create own alloctors for
the pools they use and those allocators are not protected by a mutex. And need not, since
normally a connection and all its sub-requests run in the same thread, right?

This is true for 2.4.x, however in trunk one (handler) can register a
socket callback and return SUSPENDED, for the event MPM to do all of
the poll()ing stuff and provide a worker thread for the callback when
sockets are ready (either way).

There is an example on how this can be used in mod_proxy_wstunnel
(when "ProxyWebsocketAsync on" is configured), in trunk only (still)
so it may not be very tested.
I think it suits quite well the async nature of http/2 (with a state
machine in the callback for the real work, and all the polling and
threading handled by httpd), maybe it's worth a try.

It does not help on the pool issues you have got now though, maybe
some work is needed in HTTP/SSL/core input/output filters so that they
use the pool/allocator of their given buckets brigades (instead of
eg., r->pool and c->bucket_alloc), since multiple threads working on
the same connection is not really a possibility in httpd (for now...).

Thanks anyway for the great explanation on how mod_h2 works.


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